Creating Old School Video Game Sounds with a Moog Synthesizer

Sometimes it’s best to be ‘hands on’ when creating custom sounds. I’m usually hands on with drums and percussion, but in this case I was working on the game over sound for the iPhone kids game app “Blackhole Joe“.

I have some great sounding virtual synths, but the ones I tried came up short for what I was hearing in my head. I needed something that sounded like an old school video game sound from the early 1980s.

So I rigged up my trusty old Micromoog, and quickly dialed and performed the sound. God bless Robert Moog!

Blackhole Joe is one of five iPhone App games that I’ve created music and sound design for. The games were developed by Peruvian Hat using the Project Mahem software (Game Academy).



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